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Full time
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Closed for applications on 04/08/2020 12:00
Starting salary of £29,636 plus benefits
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Admin / Secretarial / Customer Services
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Closing date:
4 Aug

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Executive Assistant
Starting salary of £29,636 plus benefits

An exciting opportunity has arisen in our Business Support and Improvement Department, to lead our Executive Support Team and contribute to continuous improvement in Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service.

Reporting to the Executive Services Manager, the role will support delivery of our strategic goals by providing direct support to the Principal Officers, and acting as a point of contact for Fire Authority Members.

This is a varied and interesting role, working closely with senior managers and with sensitive / confidential information. Alongside excellent co-ordination and organisational skills, the successful candidate will be adaptable and flexible in their approach, with strong interpersonal skills.

The Service values and respects the diversity of its employees, and aims to recruit a workforce that represents the communities we serve. We welcome applications irrespective of people’s race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity.

The role:

The role will be involved in several areas of Business Support and Improvement including, but not limited to:

• Providing executive support to Principal Officers and the wider Executive Leadership Team
• Acting as a point of contact with Fire Authority (elected) Members.
• Co-ordination of Authority and Service meetings, ensuring appropriate governance arrangements are in place
• Supporting Principal Officers with local, regional and national work
• Preparing high quality, accurate committee reports
• Ensuring standardisation of corporate documentation
• Supporting the Executive Services Manager with event planning and management, for example medal ceremonies
• Supporting and co-ordinating improvement projects across the Service

Applications are welcome from individuals with exceptional interpersonal and organisational skills, who are experienced in working with senior management and effectively managing priorities and workloads. Applicants should be enthusiastic about the improvement of the Fire and Rescue Service.

You must be able to demonstrate the appropriate skills, knowledge and aptitude to undertake this role as outlined in the job description and person specification.

For further information about the role, please contact Louise Clarkson, Head of Business Support and Improvement on 07817 147 351

What we can offer you:

Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service Headquarters (TWFRS) are based in a purpose built office accommodation in Washington, with ample free parking and easy access from the A1 and A19. On site facilities, include catering services and an on-site gym. The role also benefits from an attractive benefits package, including up to 41 days holiday, Local Government Pension Scheme, and access to a range of social and volunteering opportunities.

Interviews Week Commencing 10 August 2020

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